Today is the birthday of author Iris Chang who was born in 1968 and her most recognized work is entitled; The Rape of Nan King, The Forgotten Holocaust of WWII.  It’s the story of how the Japanese Imperial Army tortured and murdered the Chinese.  It was also her attempt to illicit an apology for the Japanese government for these crimes.  Her account is as traumatizing as anything written about torture during WWII, the Japanese soldiers were often more brutal than the Nazis.  Chang was working on a project involving the Bataan Death March which has a Minnesota connection when she committed suicide in 2004.  LA Carlson

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